1 leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated [syn: crushed leather]
1 come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists" [syn: oppress, suppress]
2 to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon" [syn: squash, squelch, mash, squeeze]
3 come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" [syn: beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish]
4 break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
5 humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her" [syn: smash, demolish]
6 crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: jam]
7 make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination" [syn: break down]
8 become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
EtymologyFrom cruschen, crousshen, cruisir, croissir < cruscire, probably of origin, from a derivative of the word seen in |; akin to Swedish krysta, Danish kryste, Icelandic kreysta.
- Rhymes with: -ʌʃ
- A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
- Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
- A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.
- A chute or corridor in a cattle yard.
violent pressure, as of a crowd
- Finnish: puristus
a short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation
a chute or corridor in a cattle yard
- ttbc Indonesian: menghancurkan, meremukkan, melumat, menumbuk
- ttbc Japanese: 砕く (くだく, kudaku), 破壊する (はかいする, hakai-suru)
- To press or bruise between two hard bodies;
to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the
parts, or to force together into a mass.
- to crush grapes
- Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.
- to crush grapes
- To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to
- to crush quartz
- To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
- To oppress or burden grievously.
- To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
- To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller
compass, by external weight or force'
- an eggshell crushes easily
- To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
- She's crushing on him.
to press or bruise between two hard bodies
- Finnish: murskata, musertaa, rusentaa
- Portuguese: amassar
to reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding
to overwhelm by pressure or weight
- Finnish: murskata, musertaa
- Hebrew: למחוץ (limkhotz)
- Portuguese: esmagar
to oppress or burden grievously
- Portuguese: dominar, subjugar, vencer
to overcome completely
- Finnish: murskata, nujertaa
to crush out
- Finnish: musertaa
- Portuguese: espremer
Crush may refer to:
- Crush (Grace Jones song), a 1987 single by Grace Jones
- Crush, a collaboration single between Baek Ji Young and Jade from Sweetbox
- Crush (Atlantic Records), a band on Atlantic Records from 1991 to 1993
- Crush (band), a Canadian East Coast Music Award-winning band
- Crush (pop band), an English pop band
- Crush, a band featuring Jayni Hoy and Donna Air from Byker Grove
- Crush (song), one of several songs
- Crush Story, a track by Too Much Joy
- Orange Crush (song), a song by R.E.M.
- Crush (album), an album by Bon Jovi
- Crush (OMD album), an album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
- Crush, a song from The Smashing Pumpkins album Gish
- Crush (Jennifer Paige song), song by Jennifer Paige
- Crush (Dave Matthews Band song), a single from the album Before These Crowded Streets.
- Crush 40, a Japanese/American rock band
- Crushcrushcrush, a song by American Pop Punk band Paramore
Film & television:
- Crush (film), a 2001 movie featuring Andie MacDowell
- Crush (game show), a game show hosted by Andrew Krasny, formerly on the USA network
- Crush (CBBC), a British children's game show broadcast on CBBC
- Crush (Buffy episode), the 14th episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Crush (Kim Possible), the first episode of the animated television series Kim Possible
- The Crush, a 1993 movie starring Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone
- Crush (Smallville episode), the 19th episode of season 1 of Smallville TV series
- Crush, a turtle in the animated film, Finding Nemo
- Crush, the initial portions of the winemaking process during which grapes are crushed to release their juice
- Orange Crush, an American soft drink that was particularly popular in the 1970s and 1980s
- Crush fetish, a sexual desire to crush animals and objects or watch them be crushed
- Crush, the codename for NVIDIA's nForce chipset for the Athlon processor
- Force Crush, a force power in Star Wars
- Crush (video game), a video game by Sega for the PlayStation Portable
- Crush, Texas, the location for the "Crash at Crush", a deliberate train wreck staged as a spectacle in 1896
- Crush (comics), a series of comics
- Cattle crush or squeeze chute, a cage for confining cattle for veterinary treatment, marking, hoof trimming etc
- Crush, rapid eating of large quantities of food
crush in German: Crush
crush in Spanish: Crush
crush in French: Crush
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